Stunning 3 Bedroom Villa With Uninterrupted Views Of The Black Sea.
About Robin Prior
We have been going to our property in Bulgaria since 2008 and have had the most fabulous holidays there ever since. We have met many great friends and look forward to getting back at least twice per year to relax and enjoy all the great things the villa can offer.
Robin Prior purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Robin Prior chose Balchik
We believe we have found the ideal location to enjoy the fantastic weather and experiences that Bulgaria can offer with our villa. It can be the most relaxing place ever to de-stress from daily life and yet when you want to enjoy the beach or the close bye resorts its literally right on the door step.
What makes this Villa unique
Detached 2 story villa, own pool, Unrestricted views to sea, charming village location, close to village shops and 1 restaurant, peaceful setting, easy access to resorts.
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Perfect place to explore Bulgaria
This was our first visit to Bulgaria and the Bolthole was perfect for our family of 4. With two teenagers in tow access to WiFi was a godsend. We loved being able to relax by the pool but equally enjoyed exploring the local area. We weren’t that impressed with Golden Sands but loved Kranevo and the Nomad bar in Albena. (This was great for lunch, dinner and sipping cocktails on your sun lounger.). Balchik was a brilliant place to visit for dinner as there are so many restaurants on the prom. We also visited the Stone Forest which everyone enjoyed and made a couple of trips to Varna to visit the mall, the cathedral, the Sea Garden and to have lunch at one of the beach restaurants.
Robin was very helpful with advice of what to do to enjoy our stay and Mikaela was brilliant in Rogachevo. She met us at midnight to show us how to get to the villa and was always on hand with ideas of restaurants and places to visit.
Bulgaria is still a bit rough around the edges and you will find that you have to do a lot of pointing and smiling as ,outside the tourist areas , not many people speak English. However this never posed a problem and everyone was very friendly.
I am a vegetarian and had a great eating experience as there are always lots of salads, grilled vegetables and cheese on the menu.
We had a great family holiday and there was plenty to see and if you just want to chill the Bolthole is a great place to do it.
The property was exactly as advertised. The pool, the BBQ,the kitchen and all facilities.
This was our first time at the Bolt Hole and it was the perfect retreat for a quiet family holiday. Clean, well presented and perfect in every way. The nearby supermarkets were well stocked and the restaurants in nearby Balchick provided great food and service on a nightly basis. It was the most relaxing holiday that we have had for many years. I cannot speak about the nearby beaches as we stayed by the pool for a fortnight! Mihaela, the lady who manages the property was always on hand to solve any minor queries.
Highly recommended provided that you have a car. We will return.
Relaxing Stay in Rogachevo
The Villa was excellent, exactly as advertised. It’s location is very tranquil with local shops an easy walking distance away. The pool was fantastic, the highlight of the holiday, highly appreciated by the whole family, it was perfect for just spending the day at the villa, enjoying the sunshine and then cooling off by taking a dip in the pool! The BBQ was well used and loved by all, perfectly placed on the outside patio, allowing alfresco dining with a nice glass of Bulgaria wine. The Villa was clean and nicely furnished, a real home from home. We particularly enjoyed the upstairs balcony with unobstructed views to the sea and a cool sea breeze. A car is a must, if you want to visit the local resorts or the pretty water front cafes of Balchik. Recommend a visit to the Palace and the Botanical gardens with its locally made speciality wine and free tasting. Local expats Ian and Michaela who help to service the Villa were on hand for any questions or help if needed. The Villa made our holiday and we left feeling relaxed and re-energised. All in all an extremely relaxing two week holiday.
Absolutely gorgeous villa, a must stay!
This villa made our holiday. All the rooms are finished to a high standard and even with five girls we all managed to unpack with more than enough room. The service from Robin and Michaela (who will meet you when you arrive) was faultless and the extra hints and tips were amazing. The pool, bar and BBQ space were so lovely for hanging out at the villa and the balcony gave us a great venue to watch some of the thunderstorms we experienced during our stage. Thank you so much for having us, we are looking forward to coming back to stay as soon as possible! Would recommend to groups or families, fantastic!!!
A fantastic villa with fantastic fascilities. This is the second time that we have had the pleasure of enjoying a two week stay here. The villa is very clean and well maintained by the owners, who have clearly made every effort to ensure that any stay there is relaxing and enjoyable. There is no problems staying in touch with home or elsewhere, as the owners have thoughtfully included wi-fi, which also gives access to a multitude of internet based TV chanels for when yu wish to hae a quiet night in. The villa is set in a quiet location and has unobstructed views out to the Black Sea. A car is a must for exploring and there are numerous restaurants in the local villages which serve excellent food at hard to beat prices. The owners have also employed the services of a uk expat (who resides in a local town) who oversees the maintenance of the property and who can be contacted in the event of any problems. All in a fantastic spot to lie back and relax by the pool, will hopefully return again soon.
Great stay great place!
I spent a week with my daughter at the end of May.This was my first visit to Bulgaria and was unsure what to expect however i was very impressed.The villa was most welcoming-a home from home-with many extras like free wifi access making for a great stay.The rooms are spacious and well appointed they all lead onto the balcony that overlooks the pool.The outside space is large and allows for eveyone to get a good spot to soak up the sunshine.Michaela who looks after the property was extemely helpful and there is a comprehensive manual left by the owner with suggestions and tips for you to enjoy your stay.I loved the day up at the golf club Black SeaRama where we enjoyed our lunch overlooking the course with spectacular views over the black sea and down the coast to Albena and Golden Sands.The beach at Albena is a short drive from the villa and you can enjoy a stroll along the lovely sandy beach before having a leisurely lunch or afternoon cocktail to refresh yourself.Food and drink is so cheap its hard to spend your money.All in all a great place to have a relaxing break and would love to go back.Would highly recommend a visit!
The Villa is located in the village of Rogachevo which is very close to the resorts of Albena, Kranevo and Golden Sands. The village itself has 3 shops and 2 restaurants (English and Bulgarian) which are both within walking distance and are very good with a wide selections of food and drinks available.
There are 4 villas of this type all together at the south side of the village with open outlooks toward the Black Sea and have a high degree of privacy. Each of the 4 are owned by UK owners and all are maintained to a very high standard.
The villa itself has unlimited broadband connection, satellite TV, full air conditioning in all rooms, 3 separate bedrooms, 2 toilets and a large family bathroom, a poolside bar, an outhouse with a large fridge freezer for daytime drinks, a large outside patio area with table and chairs and flood lit good sized pool which is 1.8 metres deep ideal for cooling down during the long sunny days of summer.The villa is looked after for us by Ian and Michaela an english couple who will greet you upon arrival giving you any relevant information about our villa and the facilities it offers.They would be your first point of contact in an emergency and can offer help and advise if needed.They would be happy to organise pick ups and drop offs at both Varna and Bourgas airports if required.
The village is a good mixture of local Bulgarian home-owners and international owners from the UK, Russia, Germany and the rest of Europe this adds to the community feel of the village and you can often meet the local major in the village shop at night having a beer.
On of the local shops and the English Bar (Elbar) offer a low cost taxi service which you can use if you don't want to hire a car on your holiday and can also offer airport drop off and pick up services if required.
The city of Varna is about 25 minutes by car and has all the attractions Bulgaria's 2nd largest city can offer. Large shopping malls, bars clubs restaurants and a host of tourist attractions and things to do. There are a large number of historical museums to visit a cathedral and the opera house. The beach at Varna is a bustling place both day and night with a host of bars and restaurants to suit any taste.
The shopping malls are large and include all the usual fast food outlets that are available in any large city, indoor bowling and movie theatre's showing all the latest releases in English with Bulgarian subtitles
The villa offers both the option of an entirely peaceful holiday away from it all or an ideal location to visit three bustling resorts with some of the best beaches in Europe on your door step.
Whilst it is not necessary to rent a car it would be advisable to be able to have the flexibility that the villa offers. There are many interesting places to visit within a short travel time
There is a water park at Golden Sands, a fantastic beach and lively nightlife attractions, its a great place to visit for shops souvenir's and clothing.
Albena is very close and has excellent beach bars, restaurants shops and activities that will suit all members of the family, perhaps the biggest attraction however is the beach. With its warm water and the golden fine sand it is a ideal safe beach to swim and enjoy a host of attractions including jet ski, pedalo boats, fishing trips, paragliding etc. This is supplemented by many other activities within in the resort that covers a wide range of other sporting activities.
At night the town of Balchik has a number of very good restaurants which are well worth a visit, Hemingway s specialises in local caught fish and there a number of excellent places to eat out located all along the seafront that come alive at night.
The small town of Kranevo offers its excellent beach and a number of beach bar's which are both interesting and excellent value for money, there are a number of excellent BBQ type restaurants which appeal to the large number of students that have their holidays in the town.